A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into force today (19 June) as part of the Government’s “world-leading” efforts to prevent these harmful pieces of plastic entering the marine environment. From today, retailers across England and … Continue reading →
A “whole system” approach is needed in the Government’s forthcoming Resources & Waste Strategy if it is to have any impact, Shaun Gallagher, Director, Environmental Quality, Defra, said as he addressed delegates during the keynote session of day one of Resourcing the … Continue reading →
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Calls to consider new incentives and VAT reductions for repair activities and to encourage take-up of innovative digital technologies that can support repair, are among the recommendations to Government in a new report from techUK. Reuse, Repair, Remanufacture in the … Continue reading →
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Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a “comprehensive review” that aims to “beef up” the government’s approach to how it tackles the scourge of waste crime. A Call for Evidence has been launched which aims to enable a stakeholders to have their … Continue reading →
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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), has published its annual digest of waste and resource statistics. The Digest of waste and resource statistics is a compendium of statistics on a range of waste and resource areas, based … Continue reading →
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The chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), Mary Creagh, has written a letter to Philip Hammond requesting that he or another Minister gives evidence for the Committee’s inquiry into the proposal for a new environmental watchdog. The EAC has … Continue reading →
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Defra has issued a statement in which it confirms that David Rutley MP has been temporarily appointed to replace Thérèse Coffey MP as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, as she recovers from a “period of illness”. Defra stated: “The Queen … Continue reading →
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ClientEarth has called on the UK government to strengthen its plans for an environmental watchdog after Brexit, labelling the current plan “toothless”. It has published a new report that outlines what it says the legal powers the watchdog will “need” … Continue reading →
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